Pesticide Alternatives
for Safer Schools (PASS)

The goal of the Ohio Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (OCAMP) is to create a healthier learning environment for the children of Northeast Ohio by reducing their in-school exposure to pesticide. To do this, the organization is working to have as many school districts as possible adopt written Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policies and programs.

IPM is a strategy for managing pest problems before they start. It emphasizes non-toxic methods, such as keeping pests out and making sure they have no food or livable habitats. Pesticide use is drastically reduced or eliminated. Schools that have adopted IPM report that their pest management costs go down.

Click here to learn more. Or, for a sample letter (pdf 51 KB) to send to your school's superintendent requesting that it use an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, click here.


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